Heather Dubrow: Vicki Gunvalson Hurting "Real Housewives of Orange County" Brand

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Heather Dubrow is no fan of Vicki Gunvalson. In fact, she thinks Gunvalson is hurting the Real Housewives of Orange County brand with her fabrications.

The specific scenario to which Dubrow points is Vicki Gunvalson's recent lie about calling Heather Dubrow's husband to treat Brooks Ayers with an IV following his alleged cancer diagnosis. On the recent reunion show--that aired Sunday--Gunvalson admitted she lied. She said she never called Heather Dubrow's husband and that her gut was telling her Brooks Ayers doesn't really have cancer.

"I have tried to give her every opportunity to be a supportive person for her," Heather Dubrow told RHOC cast mates Tamra Barney Judge and Shannon Beador during her new podcast, Heather Dubrow's World. "I am very disappointed. Why I think this show was so good this season was it was authentic relationships and true storylines. I don't want to be on a show that is nothing less than authentic. It hurts us all."

Dubrow is disgusted.

"I have no interest in filming with her," she said.

"I think when someone comes into a reality show fabricating their reality it damages my authenticity and my credibility," Shannon Beador added. "I think it damages basally the whole concept of reality television. So I have a huge problem returning and filming with someone who is not truthful."

Heather Dubrow admitted she was among those who want Vicki Gunvalson gone for good from RHOC.

"There is this story bandying about right now that we--meaning the three of us and Meghan (Edmonds)--are banding together so we're refusing to film with Vicki and we're going to push her out," she explained said. "I'm one of the people. I know we have not had a conversation. That has not happened."

Do you agree with Heather Dubrow that Vicki Gunvalson has hurt the RHOC brand?

Do you think reality shows truly display "reality," though?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.